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8 Ensembles in 1 Bit

Odd Pearls, Kobra Ensemble, Breno Viricimo Group, New Amsterdam Voices, Thomas and Eva, De Gebroeders Harteveld and Fretz, Vercammen and Roinishvilli, The Pipays

Rijpstra, Ternheim, Tavares, Newman, Herman, Fretz, Ravel, Varttina, Kern, Pingariho, Van der Holst

SKU: JL002

Year of release: 2015

1. Empty Space, Sans Parole Rijpstra 03:10
2. Summer Rain Ternheim 03:17
3. Quinteto Para Instrumentos de Sopro - I. Allegro Tavares 03:26
4. Short People Newman 02:49
5. Early Autumn Herman 02:47
6. Barcelona Fretz 03:12
7. Sonata for violin and cello - I. Allegro Ravel 04:57
8. Emoni Ennen Varttina 02:42
9. Old Man River Kern 02:58
10. Sonata for violin and cello - II. Tres vif Ravel 03:33
11. Samba de Rei Pingariho 03:33
12. Jellyfish Van der Holst 02:46
Total time: 39:14

About this album

NEW POSSIBILITIES RECORDING IN DSD 256FSProducer/Engineers Jared Sacks and Daan van Aalst have pooled their extensive expertise in music production and recording in very high resolution audio. Their goal is to put together the best system for recording and reproducing music at the highest quality with recordings in the new DSD 256fs (quad rate DSD) format.

MUSIC IN DSD 256FS, DSD 128FS AND DSD 64FSThe music on 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit is being provided in both Stereo and Multichannel sound in the recorded resolution DSD 256fs (quad rate DSD). For listeners with DSD 256fs systems you will enjoy hearing the music exactly as it was recorded. We know that many listeners do not own DSD 256fs converters and players today. Tom Caulfield, the Mastering Engineer at Native DSD used specially developed software from Jussi Laako (the maker of the Signalyst HQ Player software player) for the conversion from DSD 256fs to DSD 128fs and DSD 64fs.

ADDING METADATA AND UPLOADING THE FILES FOR YOUOnce the three sets of Stereo and Multichannel DSD files were completed, the tracks were then converted from the DFF to the DSF file format. This enables Native DSD to add metadata to the recorded tracks. Finally the DSF tracks, cover art and album booklet in Acrobat PDF format are uploaded to our server where they can be purchased and downloaded for your musical enjoyment. We hope this brief overview provides some insight into how we recorded the music on the new 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit album. There is more information in the booklet. We think you will really love what we heard in the recording studio – and you are about to hear at home. 

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Reviews

Lukasz Fikus

This is how the most amazing quality DSD gets done, if you ever wondered..

Bruce Brown

Listening to 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit from Native DSD Music in DSD256fs. Thank-you, Floor, Jared & Gang! Sounds amazing!!

David W. Robinson

Excellent variety, and a fine way to showcase Jared’s remarkable art as a producer and audio engineer. I used the Merging Technologies NADAC to do the listening…the results are exceptional. This is a brilliant set of recordings.

Stuart Smith Hifi Pig

8 Ensembles in 1 Bit Stereo is sonically wonderful it has to be said… and anyone who is out there and saying that DSD is a bit of a fad needs to get themselves in front of a good set up capable of paying them properly and realise that this is a different level of definition. Musically you’ve got a smattering of classical, a smidge of jazz, some acapella (Randy Newman’s Short People arranged by Maartje Meijer and performed by New Amsterdam Voices is really great) and everything has a distinct Dutch feel…it would, the musicians and singers are Dutch, but don’t let that get in the way of buying this, it really is a fab’ record and sounds great! Highlight for me is Barcelona which sounds very live, and that’s the feel I got from the whole of this album…it sounds live, which seems to me a distinctive trait of DSD downloads… I think I may well be addicted to this format!

Notus Ramone

"Fantastic Atmosphere in my headphones!"

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Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Recording SoftwareMerging
Recording Type Bit RateDSD256
Recording LocationMCO Hilversum, Holland
Recording EngineerJared Sacks, Daan van Aalst
ProducerJared Sacks, Daan van Aalst, Jonas Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis (custom made)
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006
Mastering EngineerDaan van Aalst
Digital ConvertersHorus 256fs
Cablesvan den Hul